Daily Announcements Week of 10/8 - 10/12/2018


Monday, October 8, 2018

Teacher on duty - Don McDowell

ANNOUNCEMENTS: to be read in 1st period classes


New News:

  • If you are interested in helping to plan this years spirit week and pep rally please sign up with Barb at the front desk by  Wednesday, October 10th and we will email you about more details and meeting times.

  • The Humanities class is putting on a car wash to raise money for their upcoming trip to New York City. The car wash will be held at Stowe High School parking lot on Saturday, October 13th from 11am to 4pm. A thorough wash will cost $10. There will also be baked goods for sale while  your car is being washed.

  • Parent Student Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, October 18th 8:00 - 4:00pm.

  • The Stowe Chinese Program is hosting its annual Play it Again Stowe Gear Sale on Thursday, October 18th 9:30 - 3:30pm in the cafeteria. Donation bins will be stationed in the lobby of both SMS and SHS beginning on Monday, October 8th.  Please place any gently used sports gear (from any season and sport) you wish to donate to the sale in one of our bins at any time between Monday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 17th. Then on the 18th, come join us at SMHS to purchase the gear you’re looking for! All proceeds benefit the Stowe Chinese Program field trips.

  • Vermont Air National Guard will be in the cafeteria during both lunches on Monday, October 22nd.

  • On Saturday, November 3rd at 2:00pm, the New England Nordic Ski Association is hosting a roller ski race from Nebraska Valley Road, up Barrows Road, then Trapp Hill, ending at the Trapp Outdoor Center. This roller ski race will include Olympians and top level college racers and will be a flagship event before NCAA’s which will be held the first week of March 2019 in Stowe.


Community Service Opportunities:

  • Volunteers are needed for the Vermont Middle School XC Championship held at Trapp Family Lodge on Sunday, October 28th. The Green Mountain Athletic Association is hosting the event and if you are interested in volunteering please reach out to  Julie Sigler ([email protected]) 802-233-8427.  Parking Assistance: 8:45 - 10:45 (6 people needed), Information/Water Station: 8:30 - 10:30 (1 person needed) and 10:30 - noon (1 person needed), Course Marshall: 10:30 - noon (7 people needed), Finish Line Marshall/Collection of Chips: 10:45 - 12:15 (5 people needed), Clean-Up: 1:30 - 3:30 (6 people needed).


Old News:

Guidance Announcements


  • Women Can Do: Registration is filling fast for Vermont Works for Women’s 20th annual Women Can Do, Vermont’s largest STEM and trades career expo for high school girls and non-gender conforming youth. Don’t miss out on this unique, full day of empowerment. The annual event takes place on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at Vermont Technical College and features dozens of hands-on workshops and action stations led mostly by women professionals in the skilled trades of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. If you’re interested, contact Patti Tomashot.

  • VSAC Financial Aid Night for Seniors/Parents will take place on Wednesday, October 24th 5:00 - 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Join us for a free Financial Aid Forms workshop. At this informal workshop, we will assist you as you file your FAFSA and Vermont State Grant application. This workshop is for senior parents and students. Please be sure to create your FSA ID a few days prior to coming to the workshop.  Students and parents will each need their own ID card and can sign up at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Be sure to bring your laptop so you can work on your FAFSA

  • College Case Study Night with Middlebury College - We’re excited to partner with Middlebury College in our first college case study night. The college case study night is an engaging and effective way to discuss the college application process.  Sam Prouty, Associate Director of Admissions, along with fellow Middlebury admissions reps will lead parents/guardians and students through a mock admission committee using several student cases. The evening will highlight the intricacies of the process and the importance of assembling an application. Guests will gain insight and understanding of the application process. When: Wednesday, October 24th, Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm, Where: Stowe High School Library, Who: 10th, 11th, and 12th grade families/students. Please RSVP to Barb Nash at [email protected] by Friday, October 19th.  If you have questions, contact Patti Tomashot at [email protected]. This college case study night will follow immediately after the VSAC presentation being held in the cafeteria from 5 - 6:15pm.


  • Girl Scout Opportunity:  “Girls Rock the Capitol” is an exciting internship opportunity for girls in grades 9  -12 held at the state capitol. Participating girls will spend six days between January and June shadowing one of our state legislators.  During their time spent at the State House, girls will experience firsthand the duties of our state representatives; sit in on committee meetings and full House sessions; and observe debates and discussions on bills and laws directly affecting themselves and their state. Girls will also work toward completing a Girls Scout Journey. The Journey curriculum is aimed at providing girls with the necessary skills to become tomorrow’s leaders. The goal of this program is to teach girls that they can do anything they set their minds to . We are looking for girls with a passion for government; girls who are mature, responsible, and interested in advocacy and political service. Girls must be able to fully participate in all State House visits, as  well as training and evaluation. This commitment includes attending all State House sessions and a fall weekend training session. Please stop by the front desk to complete an application. The application may also be accessed on our website at www.girlscoutsgwm.org.


PSAT-Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

(Sponsored by College Board and National Merit Scholarship)


What:    Taking the PSAT at SHS

When:    Wednesday, October 10

Where:    Assigned location (students will be notified of location in English 10/English 11)

Why:    PSAT/NMSQT is great practice for taking the SAT.  It can qualify you for scholarship programs. It can provide insight into which AP courses you may be ready to take.  After taking the test, you can get a free, tailored practice program for the SAT - based on your results - through Khan Academy (see satpractice.org).


Cost:    SHS is paying for the test

Who:    All 10th and 11th grade students

Time:    Starts at 8:05am

What to bring: Two #2 pencils, calculator (graphing if you have)


What’s on the test:

  • Reading, 60 minutes

  • Writing and language, 35 minutes

  • Math, no calculator, 25 minutes

  • Math, with calculator, 45 minutes


        How to prepare:

  • Take the sample test and see what you need to work on (in student guide)

  • Go to bed early - bring your calculator and pencils

  • Eat a good breakfast


        When will scores arrive:

        You will be able to review your scores online in December.  SHS will also receive score reports by mid-January.

        There is no penalty for wrong answers so be sure to answer every question.



  • Juniors and seniors, consider applying for the Hearst/U.S. Senate Scholarship. This is a $10,000 scholarship for two Vermont students and a full week in Washington D.C. spent with U.S. Senators, Supreme Court Justices, etc. and all expenses paid. The deadline to submit the application is Monday, October 15, 2018.

The link to apply is: https://www.vpaonline.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=138.  You may contact Mallori Lapointe ([email protected]) with any questions.

  • The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its “Most Valuable Student” scholarship contest which is based on Service, Leadership and Financial Need.  Application deadline is November 15th. Visit enf.elks.org/mvs for complete details.


College Visits

                                                                Vermont Technical College - TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 9th @ 1:00

Plymouth State University -Friday, October 12th @ 9:00am

Hobart & William Smith College - Monday, October 15th @ 11:15

Emmanuel College - Tuesday, November 6th @ 12:30

Lesley University - Tuesday, November 13th @ 10:45




OCT 5 -   Field Hockey vs. Lyndon; 3;45

                  Boys Soccer vs. Lake Region; 4:00

                 Girls Soccer @ Lamoille; 4:00 (Bus Leave 2:30)

OCT 6 -   Cross Country @ Thetford; 10:00 (Bus Leave TBD)

OCT 9 -   Field Hockey @ Harwood; 3:45 (Bus Leave 2:15)

OCT 10 -  JV Girls Soccer vs. Harwood; 4:00

                   Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Green Mountain; 4:00

                   Golf @ CC Of VT; 10:00

                   Cross Country @ Lake Region; TBD

OCT 12    Boys Soccer @ Montpelier; 4:00 (Bus Leave 2:25)

OCT 13 -  Field Hockey vs. St. Johnsbury; JV 9:30, Varsity 11:00

                  JV Girls Soccer vs. U-32; 10:00

                  Varsity Girls Soccer @ Lyndon; 11:00 (Bus Leave 8:45)    



Served with fruit, milk & salad bar

OCT 3 -   Breaded Chicken Cutlet Sandwich, BBQ Baked Beans

OCT 4 -   Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers, French Fries

OCT 5 - Beef & Bean Burrito, Rice, Sour Cream & Salsa, Roasted Corn

OCT 8 -  Cheese or Beef Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Cucumber Salad

OCT 9 -  Meatloaf & Gravy, Whole Wheat Roll, Curly Fries

OCT 10 - Homemade Pizza, Caesar Salad

OCT 11 - Beef or Bean Nachos, Cheese Sauce, Rice & Salsa, Black Bean Salad

OCT 12 - Teriyaki Glazed Misty Knoll Chicken Leg, Stir Fried Rice, Steamed Broccoli


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